Simple Solutions to the Scenes We’re Told to Avoid

Originally Posted on // Author: Bobby McCosky Stranger scenes, transaction scenes and teaching scenes. They all have similar pitfalls but with some good recognition of where they can go wrong, we can learn how to make them work. #1. Stranger Scenes What are they? Stranger scenes are any scene where two or more improvisers put… Continue reading

Don’t Worry. Be Happy.

Author: Bobby McCosky I want to talk about happiness in improv. I don’t mean how to find happiness in doing improv (which I hope you do find), but how to be happy characters in our scenes. With newer improvisers – and even some experienced ones – I am often surprised at how quickly the scenes… Continue reading

Reality Is So Basic

Author: Thom Murray of IS Harold Team Glass Shark Who are we, where are we, what are we doing, and how do we feel. These are the four questions every improviser languishes over at the top of their scenes. To ask a performer to organically discover the life and relationship-status of a group, cooperatively and simultaneously,… Continue reading

Improv: A New Religion with the Same Old Faults (Humans)

Originally Posted on // Author: Bobby McCosky When you first get into improv, it’s very much like finding a new, wonderful religion. Everyone is super nice, supportive. You are learning all these exciting principles, and beliefs that make you feel like part of something bigger than yourself. It can truly be a cathartic experience. But… Continue reading